Students to be allowed to write exams in local languages

In a landmark decision, India’s University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked universities to allow students to write exams in local or regional languages, even if the course is offered in English medium, said UGC Chairman Jagadesh Kumar. The decision has been taken to support the teaching-learning process in the local languages, writes Saurav Pandey for The Times of India.

It further emphasised the need to strengthen and “promote such initiatives as writing textbooks in the mother tongue/local languages and encouraging their use in teaching, including translating standard books from other languages”.

“Therefore, the commission requests that students in your university be allowed to write the answers in local languages in examinations even if the programme is offered in English medium, and promote translation of original writing in local languages and use local language in the teaching-learning process at universities,” it said.
Full report on The Times of India site